Richard Burden MP tabled an EDM to pay tribute to the life and work of Samira Hassassian. The EDM 2154 reads:
That this House pays tribute to the life of Samira Hassassian who has died of cancer aged 57,for her work to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people, not only as a poet and wife of the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK but also through her support for charities, including the El-Shashat charity devoted to promoting Palestinian films, as a patron of Medical Aid for Palestinians and through her promotion of trade, by encouraging Palestinian craftspeople to come to the UK to exhibit their products; and wishes that she may rest in peace in the shade of the olive groves back in her Palestinian birthplace of Beit Jala near Bethlehem.?
A memorial service for Samira Hassassian will be held on Saturday.